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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 10 (19 October) . . Page.. 3393..


Tourism—visitor statistics

(Question No 1302)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, upon notice, on 21 September 2006:

What are the statistics for visitors to the ACT and to Australia from (a) Singapore, (b) Malaysia, (c) Thailand and (d) Hong Kong for the 12 months to 30 June 2006 and the 12 months to 30 June 2005.

Mr Barr: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

1. The statistics for visitors to the ACT and to Australia from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong as reported by Tourism Australia (TRA) for the 12 months to 30 June 2005 and 30 June 2006 are as follows. (It should be noted that TRA does not release separate figures for sample sizes below 50 as they are considered unreliable. Therefore, the figures for the ACT for the countries shown below are grouped as one).

Visitors to the ACT

Country

Year ending June

2005

Year ending June

2006

% change

05/06

3. Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong & Thailand*

8,042

14,805

84.1%

*To ensure statistical reliability, these markets are not reported on individually.

Visitors to Australia

Country

Year Ending June 2005

Year Ending June 2006

% Change

Singapore

228,664

218,265

-4.5%

Malaysia

148,532

135,963

-8.5%

Thailand

72,874

68,820

-5.6%

Hong Kong

134,839

142,275

5.5%

TOTAL

584,909

565,323

-3.3%

Deeks Forest—facilities

(Question No 1303)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Minister for the Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 21 September 2006 (redirected to the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation):

(1) What facilities are being built or have been built at Deeks Forest since the 2003 bushfires;

(2) How much have these facilities cost;

(3) How have they been funded.

(4) How far has the building of these facilities progressed.


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